Hello, I am the Captain.
I’ve been keeping up blogs in one form or another since 2003 — I started my first at the insistence of my wife, Nina. I posted at “Captain’s (B)log” until late in 2006, when I started a new blog based upon the TextPattern engine. I quickly outgrew TextPattern, however (it’s a great engine, but nobody uses it, and its support and community is very, very small), and started this new blog with WordPress, finally giving in and using it after many, many years of trying to avoid it.
It’s now about the only way to blog on your own private, independent site!